Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Some old people really ARE bad drivers...

Now now, don't let the title totally offend you right away. I know its a pretty large generalization but note that I did write SOME, not all old people. ANYWAY...on to the story of my choice for "Driver- tool of the day". At lunch time I went to this pita place that I love and parked right in front of the store. Beside me on my right, parked in the "small car" spot, is a big van; this is relevant because it obstructs my view. I go in, get my food and get back in my car. Then to my amazement another big van driven by the mini-van/ soccer mom type pulls up on my left and blocks my view that way. Did I mention that she also parked in the "small car" spot? Since when is a van a small car? I should mention that I drive a tiny ass Honda civic hatch back and therefore have the right to park in the SMALL car spot. So blah blah blah on to the old person part. I slowly start to back up not being able to see anything on either side thanks to my van friends. I look and see nothing coming, so I back up some more. Then outta no where like a bat outta hell comes this old man and his wife, flying around the corner at mach 10! I see him at the last minuet and slam on the brakes. I think that he is going to stop and let me go, seeming how I was already backing up when he approached. But no...buddy stops and then continues on shaking his head at ME....yes ME!!! What the hell did I do wrong?....That's right, nothing! But what really ticks me off...When they drove past me the old lady shakes her head and gives me this awful look as if to say "I would hate you if you were my granddaughter, you rude little girl". Ugh that made me mad and I wanted to yell at them but then you cant go yelling at old people now can you?


At 2:44 PM, Blogger anika said...

If you yell from inside your car with the windows up people might think you're just singing or something. That's what I do.

At 12:29 AM, Blogger Janie said...

you could always try screaming, "jesus loves you" at the top of your lungs, while making the sign of a cross with your two index fingers. this has several benefits:
a) you're being nice. jesus does love them. too bad nobody else does.
b) it helps vent some of the steam from the pressure cooker. (i work with old people every day. i feel your pain).
c) it freaks them out b/c they think you are putting a spell on them.

or you could always attach one of those bright orange flags to the back of your daddy-long-legs.

good luck.

At 10:00 AM, Blogger anika said...

AHAHA Janie you have such, um, nice ideas.

Jen -- I think a mix of both would do. And then follow them in your car and let your hair down and shoot daggers from your eyes.

At 8:34 PM, Blogger J- said...

Janie is right. Jesus does love stupid people - he made SO many of them.


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